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PALS & MOVE

PALS 8:1:1
This program serves students (5-21 years) who have moderate-to-severe developmental disabilities. The 8:1:1 program provides a supportive learning community that balances the academic, pre-vocational and social development of our students. Direct instruction in life skills is provided with the goal of maximizing each student's potential for independence. Students typically take the NYS alternate assessment. Physical education is adapted to meet individual student needs.

 
PALS 12:1:1
This program serves students ages 11-21 who have moderate developmental disabilities. The 12:1+1 program provides a supportive learning community that balances academic, social and workforce development. Direct instruction in life skills is provided with a goal of maximizing each student's level of independence. Students typically take the NYS alternate assessment. Physical education is adapted to meet the needs of students as part of the program.

MOVE 12:1+4
MOVE (Mobility Opportunities Via Education) is an activity-based program serving students ages 5-21 who are mobility impaired. The program teaches the basic, functional motor skills necessary for adult life, combining natural body movement with an instructional process to help individuals acquire increasing amounts of independence in sitting, standing, and walking. Our staff includes a collaborative team of professionals who design and implement this educational and therapeutic program specific to the needs of the individual student. Students in this program typically take the NYS alternate assessment, and adapted physical education is included and designed to meet individual student needs. 

Related / Itinerant Services 
Additional support services are provided for students enrolled in BOCES and district programs upon request. Identification of the need for the services as well as the amount and frequency needed are determined by each district's Committee on Special Education. Services beyond those specifically identified as included in programs are billed separately. Aid restrictions: The maximum aidable share of a given service in a single district is 60 percent of a full-time equivalent or three days per week. Participating districts must be cautious in reporting students for aid purposes. Please consult with your school business official regarding aid issues.

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